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Nov 23, 2012 6:30pm PST
to or attacked the governing muslim brotherhood offices in a number of cities. >> they also held rallies in tahrir square and nationwide in protest of the president assuming new powers. >> he says he wants to put an end to what he calls the seemingly endless transition to democracy, but his critics say he has set himself up as a dictator. >> these protesters are enraged at the actions of president morsi. in several egyptian cities such as here in alexandria, protesters set fire to buildings belonging to his freedom and justice party. authorities in cairo prevented a similar attack there. his latest decrees give him almost to treat the complete control over the judicial system until a new parliament is elected. opposition politicians are calling for mass protests. they include a nobel peace laureate who says morsi has put egypt back on the path to dictatorship. >> this is a coup against the revolutionary legitimacy that brought him to power. these actions represent a takeover of the country's authorities and make him an even bigger dictator then mubarak. >> but morsi rejects the accusatio
PBS
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
to bad investments by local governments. nhk world a mad ahas the story. >> reporter: the city of ordos rises above the autonomous region. the bulk of the revenue earned in the city came from making cashmere, but the coal mines started operating and making a lot of money. in 2004 city officials began increasing the population of an area to 1 million. since then, they have spent nearly $800 million new condominiums and other buildings. now the area has a lot of high rise buildings including a theater and government offices. not many residents, only about 70,000 people live here. >> all over the city homes but no occupants. >> with so many empty homes and so few people to buy them, and in many other parts of china similar projects also fizzled. there they have left the local government with mountains of debt. after the global financial crisis in 2008 central government authorities encouraged local municipalities including ordos to spur the economy. the central officials pushed them to invest more. so the local governments borrowed huge amounts of money. the funds went into real estate but
PBS
Nov 20, 2012 6:30pm PST
.dw.de/education. >> the m23 rebel group in the democratic republic of congo has advanced into the city of goma. >> the u.s. has polled the rest of the staff from the city saved they control the airport in the city and peacekeepers would remain to protect civilians. >> u.s. troops on the ground have been supporting the government forces. >> neighboring rwanda is expected -- suspected of supporting the rebels but panic is spreading with many fearing an escalation into war. >> the battle was over. after days of clashes with government soldiers, hundreds of rebel fighters marched on the second-largest city meeting next to no resistance. the residents are angry. >> we feel abandoned by the government. >> we don't know what to do. >> the united nations peacekeepers are completely useless. they stood there and watched the rebels take over without putting up any resistance. >> we feel absolutely cheated. >> the remaining u.n. forces meant to protect the civilian population of from reprisal. most other european personnel have already left. they're fleeing and the fighting in the thousands. many have gone east cr
PBS
Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm PST
rebels in congo who have seized the eastern city. a resolution adopted unanimously demands the rebels surrender their weapons and withdraw. the council met on tuesday after several hundred fighters from insurgent group m23 entered the city. the resolution calls for tougher sanctions including an arms embargo on the group's leaders and countries supporting it. the u.n. has already imposed sanctions on m23. the council says rwanda supports the rebels. the security situation in eastern congo remains dire. m23 and other armed groups are fighting to extend their influence in the region. more than 400,000 people in and around goma have been displaced. the u.n. says more violence could drastically increase the flood of refugees. >>> thousands of people waiting to go home. tons of debris waiting for disposal. vast tracts of land waiting to be restored. overcoming the challenges of japan's 2011 disaster won't be easy, but step by step, people are moving forward. find out how on "the road ahead" every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time right here on "newsline." >>> a four-legged robot is poised
PBS
Nov 22, 2012 6:30pm PST
correspondent in gaza city. the cease-fire appears to be holding. what are the people on the ground saying right now? >> there is a sense that -- people, of course, first of all are believed that the fighting for now at least is over. people are returning back to life, and schools will be opened they say on saturday. there were more funerals today, but there is also another feeling. a lot of people i talked to are not confident that this is an actual end to the violence. the terms of the agreement are not very clear. people do not really know what this could mean in the future. >> let's talk about those details. as you mentioned, they have yet to be hammered out for a lasting truce. what could they involve? >> both sides should hold off hostilities and israel should refrain from further incursions into the gaza strip and targeting leaders and militants of several factions. in return, all the militant groups should seize rocket fire and cross border attacks. the interesting part is this open border part of the issue. it is not really clear yet what it really means. hamas wants a lifting of the bl
PBS
Nov 26, 2012 6:30pm PST
rolling through the city, it they do not seem too worried about global warming. qatar's initials are highest in the world. >> they are ambitious open for change on global level. they want to work to a new agreement that will take effect by 2020. >> this is a historic conference. it is a vital importance, considering the items on the agenda. it is a turning point in the negotiations on climate change. >> breyer's, experts have sounded urgent warnings about melting polar ice and extreme weather. they say that in order to limit global temperature rise to two degrees celsius, greenhouse gas emissions must be kept low, but total emissions are still rising every year. many experts believe may it already be too late. temperatures could surge by of to four degrees celsius this century. compared to pre-industrial levels. the consequences are incalculable. some nations are pushing for an extension of the kyoto protocol. it expires at the end of this year. >> how was looking for these talks in doha? as germany scaling back their expectations? >> the german environment minister said today th
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
, city hall workers. not just in athens, as about 2/3 of city halls around the country were shut. many of those workers will be laid off between now and the end of the year. the government is finding it very hard to get the mayors of those city halls to send in the list of names of people who have to be laid off. >> thanks so much for the update. germany is a top lender to greece, and lawmakers are expected to approve the release of berlin's contribution immediately. still, there are deep suspicions that talks of a debt write-down have been delayed until after next year's german elections. >> the deal would be put to vote on thursday or friday. >> it is not an easy sell for the defense of the idea of letting greece buy back its bonds at below market value. >> it is important to be fair and say that other eurozone countries should not be profitable. greece needs this. >> german chancellor angela merkel and her finance minister can count on the majority in parliament to support the plan, even though many lawmakers still had questions when they were being briefed. opposition parties have
PBS
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >>> the world's fastest athletes on three wheels recently raised through the streets of a city in southern japan. competitor from 15 countries took part in the international wheelchair marathon. it was an opportunity for one of jap japan's best wheelchair athletes to show his stuff on home turf and also gave him a chance to reunite with his mentor. >> he holds the wheelchair marathon record for athletes in the severely impaired class. hinrich helped train him. the german athlete holds the same record in the same class. the two men had met at a rehab facility for people with severe disabilities. he was recovering from a terrible car accident when he was 20. they urged him to take part in a wheelchair race. >> translator: he was the one who taught me how to ride a wheelchair and how to operate it during a race. i owe him a lot. >> just before the race the two men reunited at the same rehab center. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. everything all right with you? >> right. >> this time it is him who is coaching young athletes. >> translator: the outside of your thumb joint, there, there, even
PBS
Nov 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
in our cities here, need sports. i mean, sports is such a fundamental part of growing up, and you learn so many values from sports that you take with you for the rest of your life. >> with help from the federal service program americorps, up2us started coach across america. so far, they've trained more than a thousand volunteers to be coaches in 25 states. ktrice mcneill was recently named their coach of the year. he really understands his players...because he was once in their shoes. >> it was really tough growing up in my neighborhood because they really didn't have any organized sports teams. everything was just surrounded by violence and just inner-city crime, so i wanted to find an outlet and something positive where i can be able to say i don't have to get involved with that so much and just i can do my own thing. >> coach mcneill not only turned his own life around, he's passing his positive attitude on to his players. >> ktrice is a very good coach. i look up to him in many different ways. he's like family to me, and that's basically everything. he has a big impact in my life. >
PBS
Nov 21, 2012 6:30pm PST
of greek cities as people that just the bad news from brussels -- as people digested the bad news from brussels. >> i do not know if i to make a difference to our everyday lives. the measures that have been taken thus far have already left us in poverty. all i had to say is that the people are very disappointed. >> the government says it has done all it can to comply with the demands of international creditors, and the eurozone countries and imf must keep their part of the bargain. with state bankruptcy looming, athens has issued treasury bills with shorter maturity as a way of raising cash quickly. the opposition in greece blame the prime minister but added that germany and in particular chancellor merkel were also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's election campaign. she cannot admit to the german people in the run-up to elections that she made a mistake, that she is responsible for the coming recession and that the greek debts must be cut. >> the german finance minister continues to reject that option. he says he was confident that an agreement w
PBS
Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
with the government is snarling. migrant workers in cities and students looking for work are among those who are upset. hu also faced dissatisfaction, ethnic minorities and redevelopment. riots erupted in 2008 and in 2009. on the international front, china and hu used the remarkable economic growth to boost its influence. the country hosted the beijing olympics in 2008 and the shanghai expo in 2010. years of economic growth paid off that same year. china surpassed japan in gross domestic product to become the world's second largest economy behind the u.s. the chinese government, with its growing leader, started to flex its muscles in the region. it wrangled with asian nations over control of ireland, in the south china sea, and the east china sea. >>> now we're joined by our correspondent in beijing. you're in the great hall of the people listening to president hu's last speech as communist party general secretary. what do you make of what he said? >> reporter: the most notable part of the speech was when he spoke about an idea he's long supported. he wants to make scientific development, one of the c
PBS
Nov 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
's responsibility. similar protests have been recently held in other cities around the country as workers urge the government to protect them. one of the world's most famous traveled denations. now the idyllic island on southern thailand has plans to lure a growing segment of the mark. the predominantly buddhist country makes up nearly 25% of the world's population. here's the report. >> seeking sand and thailand's famous hospitality. they include rising numbers of muslim too. from the middle east, india and other parts of southeast asia. one of the annual events shows what the island has to offer muslim guests. visiting the fair, threw his weight behind the plan. >> if we want to cater for all sorts of clients and tourists, we need to be sensitive to their demands. >> it's a big concern for muslims when they travel. with that in mind, halal means permissible. >> this restaurant has -- diners can eat with confidence it uses only permitted ingredients with no pork or alcohol. many tourists find the frequent halal signs reassured. >> i think it's the best place. it has a lot of halal food, resta
PBS
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
: the children and human rights activists gathered this pakistan city to show s solidarity to with her. children have returned to damaged schools. already some classes have resumed. girls go to school without giving into terrorism. malala's will is starting to spread across pakistan. >>> time now to check the world weather forecast. people in northern japan are dealing with a snowstorm. we find out more from mai. >> northern japan is being hammered with this winter storm. let's show you a video from the region. people in northern japan have been dealing with plenty of this blowing snow. this is caused by midwinter like cold air in the upper atmosphere and a wintry pattern and locals were trying to stay out of the way of 130 kilometer the per hour gusts. you can see the traveling is really hazardous at this moment. let's pull back and show you the system will be pulling away from japan. still the pattern will be remaining. gusts of about 120 kilometers per hour will be likely along this coastal areas. of snow we're talking about 40 to 50 centimeters. really this winter storm is going to be batter
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